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Game 20: Yankees at Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Apr 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (12-7)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Johnson DH
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner LF

LHP CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.00)
Career vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (4-16)
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Ty Wigginton 2B
Miguel Tejeda 3B
Matt Wieters C
Garrett Atkins 1B
Nolan Reimold DH
Lou Montanez LF
Cesar Izturis SS

RHP Jeremy Guthrie (0-2, 3.46)
Career vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m./YES Network

UMPIRES: HP Laz Diaz, 1B John Hirschbeck, 2B James Hoye, 3B Wally Bell

WEATHER: By the middle innings, this place was way too cold last night and tonight seems like it’s going to be more of the same. The wind is blowing in a little bit. Temperature reads 58 degrees, but it feels much colder.

WIGGINTON vs. SABATHIA: It might be a regular thing for the Orioles against a left-handed starter, but I was a little surprised to see Ty Wigginton batting third tonight. Then again, he has a career line of .318/.400/.500 in 22 career at-bats against Sabathia. Nick Markakis has a .118/.105/.118 line.

CANO CAN: Robinson Cano leads the majors with a .389 batting average, and he’s tied for fourth with nine multi-hit games. The past two Aprils combined, Cano is hitting .376 with 35 runs, nine doubles, 10 home runs and 30 RBI.

HE’S GOING THE DISTANCE: CC Sabathia has pitched a complete game in each of his past two starts, one of them cut short by rain and the other a loss in Oakland. Jorge Posada is catching him for the first time since Opening Day.

UPDATE, 7:19 p.m.: After some back-and-forth, the Nick Johnson hit was ruled a single with an error on the left fielder. Jeter scored and Johnson took second on the error. Jeter’s lead-off double tied him with Don Mattingly for the third most in Yankees history. It’s 2-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: There are some places that you don’t think about where it must really hurt to get hit by a pitch. The back of the knee might be one of them.

UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: How many times are we going to see Nick Swisher nearly catch up to Curtis Granderson on the bases? It just happened on that two-run triple — the runners had to hold up to see what would happen to the ball in the outfield — and the Yankees now lead 4-0.

UPDATE, 7:57 p.m.: And the unreal April continues for Robinson Cano, who just went deep for a 6-0 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:03 p.m.: I failed to mention that Jorge Posada is out of the game after being hit by a pitch. Francisco Cervelli is now catching.

UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: The Orioles are on the board, but Cano made a nice charging play to get the out on an RBI grounder to the right side. It’s now 6-1, Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:22 p.m.: Jorge Posada has a right knee contusion. No tests are currently scheduled and he is considered day-to-day.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Down in Triple-A, Kevin Russo just hit a two-run home run off Aroldis Chapman.

UPDATE, 8:41 p.m.: Francisco Cervelli. The guy just keeps getting it done. His RBI single makes it 7-1.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: This is more like the kind of game we were used to seeing the first couple of weeks of the season.

UPDATE, 9:13 p.m.: A couple of hits and a sac fly cut the lead to 7-2 in the sixth inning, but Sabathia hasn’t even reached 90 pitches yet. He looks strong tonight, and the offense has done more than enough.

UPDATE, 9:29 p.m.: Nick Markakis is quietly a triple away from the cycle. He just homered to make it 8-3.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Sabathia back out for the eighth with Chamberlain and Mitre getting loose in the Yankees bullpen.

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413 Responses to “Game 20: Yankees at Orioles”

  1. SB April 28th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Looking at the two line-ups just makes me wonder how in the world we can lose to the Orioles

  2. franmerrf April 28th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Wow, great numbers for Robbie!

  3. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!

  4. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Laz Diaz behind the plate. Not good. Bad umpire, bad strikezone.

    Will be interesting to see which team adjusts best to his floating zone.

  5. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 28th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Another floating zone????

    Sheesh.

  6. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Are there any good umpires in MLB? Anywhere?

  7. Nick in SF on 101 South April 28th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Marty Foster.

  8. Congressman April 28th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    No help from the offense
    +No help from the bullpen
    +No help from the umpire
    ———————————
    = :(
    = Yankee Loss ?

  9. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    What’s crazy is that for as hot as Robbie is now he’s going to be even more on fire in about a month if that’s even possible…..

    I think he battles Mauer for the batting title this season and hits between 30-35hrs with 118 rbis and 111 runs scored.

  10. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Betsy

    Better Question:

    Are there any unbiased umpires in MLB? Or unbiased referees in the rest of the world’s sports leagues?

    :lol:

  11. Wheels on Meals April 28th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Just incredibly depressing that Baltimore Orioles are likely to get their first series win (and possibly first series sweep) against us.

  12. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    That woman is in the Broadway cast of Mamma Mia!??? Mamma Mia! That was an awful rendition of the SSB. oh, well.

  13. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Yanks better get back on track tonight, last night was pathetic.

  14. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Jete!

  15. Bryan April 28th, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    How will Girardi try and blow this game

  16. Doreen - GTLU Standings & Rules April 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    They haven’t even thrown a pitch and the negative stuff is starting.

    Catch you all after the game.

  17. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Cano is such a dog.

    SJ – you mean we’re in for another fine exhibition of umpiring and strike calling?

  18. NYY626 - Go Andy! April 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    I like leadoff doubles :)

  19. Bronx Born April 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    The Captain delivers

  20. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Nick!

  21. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Ivan Nova is an exploding star. I just wanted to say that.

    He drew the short straw. He’s going against Chapman tonight.

    The real show is Monetero vs Chapman, though.

  22. NYY626 - Go Andy! April 28th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Shut the haters up Nick!

  23. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    NJ seemed more aggressive there.

  24. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Nick Johnson’s batting average on balls in play is only .182. That’s going to change.

    That opposite field shot was a good start of the regression!

    And then Nick turned on the after burners. Nicely done.

  25. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    That’s mores like it.

  26. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Cheap call by Spazz Diaz

  27. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    He got the baserunner over, but Spazz cost us a baserunner.

    His name should be Shaft Diaz.

  28. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    How about a HR Alex.

  29. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    NJ put the pressure on the D there.

    He shot out of the box like a cannon thinking 2 all the way.

    :)

  30. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    GB – I’ve got an autographed Ivan Nova baseball cap that I won at the LoHud game at Scranton last year. I really hope he’s an exploding star!

  31. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I just knew that was gone lol

  32. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Nice Sac Fly.

  33. 4 Train April 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Nice, Arod~!

  34. Bronx Born April 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    GB- I look forward to hearing your reports of that game .. for sure.

  35. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    That first pitch to Cano was a better pitch than the 3-1 strike to Mark.

    SICK!

  36. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 7:13 pm
    GB – I’ve got an autographed Ivan Nova baseball cap that I won at the LoHud game at Scranton last year. I really hope he’s an exploding star!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Not really sure what I think about Nova or Noesi. Pretty much the same pitchers.

  37. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Good start, let’s go CC.

  38. California April 28th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    How many does boston have now? 10 or something?

    So only 2 wins behind us despite their “epic struggles.”

    That’s disquieting.

  39. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Nova in the first inning.

    strikeout

    double to center

    strikeout ground out to first base

  40. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Even though he made an out Cano drilled that pitch. He is squaring up one pitch after another.

  41. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    atta boy Alex!

  42. trisha - OPPC member who sees, hears, and knows all. 28 is on its way!!!!! April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    in someone’s tagline, you’ll know it’s a club member. :)

    *************************

    “Trish, are you planning on coming to NY this spring?”

    Betsy, absolutely! You, Fran, and I will have a blast.

    ***************************
    “To use Matthew?s language, a monkey would NOT have made some of the moves Torre made towards the end of his tenure, particularly in 2004 and his treatment of A-Rod.”

    “Torre?s bullpen management sucked. Lineup construction is a wash because its hard to mess up. I like Girardi?s overall attitude better. Torre walked to the mound slow.

    Girardi so far doesn?t seem to have alienated certain players, and has worked to foster a better clubhouse atmosphere. That is worth something right there.”

    “I think Girardi owns at bullpen management, agree to disagree.”

    “Girardi has real human empathy. Torre is a sociopath.”

    “Unfortunately, when it came to playoff time Torre made several indefensible moves that cost the team big time. Moves that any other manager in baseball would have been fired for.

    The 2004 ALCS was about as bad as it can get for a manager, batting Alex 8th, leaving Joba on the field with the midges are just a few that pop into my head right now.

    Those Yankee teams were not greatly constructed, but the manager got in the way in a major way several times. He also created an almost toxic environment for certain players in the clubhouse and one of those players was Alex, who was the best player on the team since he arrived.”

    Agree with those observations. In addition, it was widely known that anyone who crossed Torre was a marked man. Wells and Nelson immediately come to mind.

    I think Torre’s biggest weakness was his bullpen management. I think Girardi excels in that area. I also love that Girardi spreads the work around. I have to say that sometimes reading the forum does make me chuckle in terms of that. At any given point in time I can read someone deriding Girardi for not playing a specific player. When he does play the specific player and the player doesn’t do a good job, people deride Girardi for using the player! The poor guy can’t win!

    I love his energy. I won’t lie.

    ******************
    Erin, Tom B and CR9 – you guys haven’t given me your addresses for the taffy. If you’d rather do it another way, I could always send it as far as the Lohud paper in care of one of the guys and you can give your addresses to them, and they could send it on, if they wouldn’t mind.

    :)

    *********************

    If you want game updates from Toronto, Tampa, or anywhere else, I will be happy to provide them. If you don’t want them, I will be happy not to provide them. Just speak the word.

    GO YANKEES!!!

    GO JAYS!!!

    GO OAKLAND?

  43. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Defense looks a little better tonight!

  44. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    CC BETTER get it done here.

    There will be grave consequences if he does not.

  45. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Great play by Arod!

  46. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Adam Jones was content to take his strikeouts in the dirt against the Sox.

    Here he is trying to get the leadoff man on via bunt.

  47. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Going to the opposite field against one of the best pitchers in the game?

    Where was that a few days ago?

  48. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    CC was up in the zone to both Jones and Markakis. When he has trouble it’s always the same issue. He doesn’t generate the same downward plane he does when he’s throwing the ball and he leaves it up.

  49. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    That changeup is ridiculous CC.

  50. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    CR9,

    Come on dude. These guys have millions of dollars on the line based on their performance. No one is laying down for the Sox with that kind of money on the line.

  51. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    LGY

    Just venting, that’s all. No intent behind my comments.

  52. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    CR9

    Hitting wasn’t the problem. It was pitching.

  53. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Bottom of the 1st in Scranton

    Russo strikes out on a 96 MPH fastball up

    Curtis line single to left, picked off, thrown out stealing. not a great move. Curtis going on first move

    Nunez strikeout chasing a pitch in the dirt

  54. jamie O. April 28th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Attention All:

    NO-HITTER in progress in Toronto!!!!!

  55. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Can someone cut the grass at Camden Yards?

  56. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Collin Curtis is off to a very nice start at Scranton after his positive showing in the AFL and spring training.

    He’s hitting around .330 with an .850 OPS to start the season. Good to see him get a hit off of chapman who hasn’t allowed many balls to even get out of the infield.

  57. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    See that change! Change! Hughes use it! AJ use it!

  58. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Keep the runs coming. No more close games for the middle bullpen to screw up, though CC will probably go 8 innings.

  59. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Wasn’t Guthrie the guy in ST who had no idea where the ball was going?

  60. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    that doesn’t feel good…hope Jorge is ok.

  61. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Is Curtis showing signs that he can be an everyday player at the big league level?

    How is he in the field?

  62. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Guthrie has no clue where the ball is going….its unbelievable.

  63. pat April 28th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    Speed isn’t his game but that caught bone. Ouch.

  64. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    # LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Wasn’t Guthrie the guy in ST who had no idea where the ball was going?

    Yep he hit Tex

  65. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    This guy Guthrie keeps hitting Yankees, he’s going to get one of his own guys hurt.

    It’s happening too much to be innocent.

  66. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    For most of his career CC’s clear #2 pitch and his swing and miss pitch was his slider. It’s one of the best sliders in the game.

    But his change up is now on par with his slider and CC seems to be favoring it more and more, especially in two strike counts to righties.

    CC used to go to that back foot slider much more often to righties with two strikes.

    Now he’s extremely difficult to handle with two strikes because righties have to protect the inside part of the plate to guard against the back foot slider and they also have to protect against the outer part of the plate to guard against the fading change.

    Very difficult combination to handle.

  67. Rick April 28th, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Dallas Braden pitching for Oakland tonight at Tropicana Field. He serves warning on the Rays that the mound is HIS universe.

  68. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Swish!!

  69. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    Whats wrong with Posada? Where was he hit?

    Great triple. But does anyone know how serious the Posada HBP looked?

  70. pat April 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Swish!

  71. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    That was an awesome swing by Swisher…stayed inside it and drove it where it was pitched.

  72. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    That’s the best way to punish this pitcher. Guthrie has awful command and keeps trying to work the inside part of the plate and can’t do it safely.

    Wonderful stroke by nick to take the pitch to left center.

    Posada does not look good. They may need to get him out of this game.

  73. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    The Yankees are not pathetic!

    They seem to be safe from grave consequences

  74. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    Doreen – GTLU Standings & Rules April 28th, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    They haven’t even thrown a pitch and the negative stuff is starting.

    Catch you all after the game.
    ****************************************************

    I know. I’m wondering why I even bothered to check in. :( It’s ridiculous.

  75. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    He just swung at Ball 4 for no reason.

  76. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    CR9-

    Jorge got hit on the side of his right knee – very squarely. Bad spot to get hit as there’s no protection there at all.

  77. pat April 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Guthrie can’t be a comfortable AB because he has no clue where it’s going.

  78. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    CC is gonna hit someone

  79. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    He just cost us a run for the moment. He could have taken the walk.

  80. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    This is getting ridiculous

  81. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Guthrie’s got to understand that if he can’t pitch inside with any command then he needs to think twice about it.

    He just came close to hitting jeter in the hands.

  82. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Guthrie is one of the most talented guys in baseball when you consider pure stuff but he’s just a terrible pitcher. The Orioles have been patient with him for several years hoping he would put it together and he just never has. Prime example of it not mattering how hard you throw, if you can’t locate you can’ t succeed in the big leagues.

  83. five iron from fenway April 28th, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Donnie Collins from Chad’s old gig said that Curtis’ defense really surprised him (positively). He can play all three outfield positions. I am no position to judge if he is an everyday regular – but I have got to assume he is at minimum a 4th outfielder for some team out there.

  84. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Nice job situational hitting by the Captain.

  85. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I DONT BELIEVE IT!!

    This scumbag team not only beats us, with RISP 2 out hitting, they attack our players.

    On the knee, for a catcher, aint good. Thats just great. I wonder when YES will apprise us with any updates? Or will the game just be Michael Kay jerking around all game as usual.

    Nice Job Jeets! I want to see if they appeal to 3rd base?

    I say CC just drills somebody in the Orioles dugout. Just accidentally throw the ball to their dugout, instead of to home plate.

  86. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    LGY-

    I think it’s still too early to know what Collin Curtis’s future is. It’s starting to look good however. He’s hitting the ball very well and getting on base.

  87. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Cervelli is coming in next inning.

    Jorge has a scheduled day off tomorrow.

    Two days of treatment and he should be good to go Friday night.

  88. five iron from fenway April 28th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    I think one of these games will be really good for the Yankees. It seems they have not had a laugher for a while. Would be nice to have the hit parade go on for awhile get into the bullpen and let some of the struggling guys find their grooves.

  89. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    2-seamer on inside corner again to NJ. Seems the scouting report is out on him…he will have to adjust to that pitch or they will keep throwing it there.

  90. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Man, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy strike out looking as much as Nick Johnson.

    Hard to understand it.

  91. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Hughesie

  92. pat April 28th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Cervelli better wear 2 Gazoo helmets or else Ramiro Pena is catching tonight

  93. djsunyc April 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    the always lovely kim jones…

  94. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Did anyone think that the strike 3 pitch was right down the middle.

    I dont think that was inside corner.

  95. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Curtis is an excellent defensive OF’er that can play all 3 positions….if the adjustments that he made with his bat last season before the AFL stick he has a shot at being an everyday player in the majors or at the minimum a 4th OF’er for us a la a David Murphy type…

    his LH swing could really play well in the AL East ballparks.

  96. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Baltimore has a terrible infield.

  97. Congressman April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Well … this looks like one of those 15-14 games.

  98. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Top of the 2nd

    infield single on nubber. Mixup between Nova and Montero on the play

    walk

    bunt single to pitcher

    sac fly

    single run scores

    ground out to 1st base, run scores

    single on a line drive to left

    single on a liner to right field

    ground out to 2nd base

    Nova is not a good fielder.

    bottom of the 2nd inning, 4-0, scranton losing

  99. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Given that Matt Wieters is a great hope for the O’s, Jorge Posada was the wrong player for Guthrie to hit.

  100. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Good the yanks moved out to an early lead. CC is still up in the zone with his four seam fastball. Good to give him a lead to work with as he figures things out.

    Threw a nice two seamer there down in the zone.

  101. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I dont believe it. Canadiens lead 1-0

  102. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I dont even think the Caps have seen a power play. Great fairness from the referees.

  103. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Another good two seamer from CC to generate a ground ball.

  104. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    I probably wouldn’t pay to watch the crappy Orioles either.

    Quick inning for CC…keep it going.

  105. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 28th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    They’re really going to need Ovechkin to be Ovechkin this game, CR9.

  106. Rick D April 28th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Austin Jackson has 28 hits in april

  107. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Angel

    Caps fan?

  108. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 28th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    No.. Devils are out. :( But I love hockey and Ovechkin is an amazing player.

  109. m April 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Where are all the troooools?

  110. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    A-Rod has been hitting the ball hard and has nothing to show for it.

  111. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Angel

    Aww. Sorry about the Devs. :( Im a Rangers fan, so sympathy must sound awkward coming from me.

  112. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Cano!!!!!

  113. Tom in N.J. April 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    :!:

  114. 4 Train April 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Don’t ya know!!!

  115. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Cano looks like he’s hitting in rec. league softball…just gettin up there and whacking it.

  116. Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Ted Williams Cano !

  117. CB April 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Cano’s swing is just a thing of beauty right now. He is squaring every ball up. There is almost no way to pitch him if you can’t get him to chase low and away.

  118. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    The ump is doing a great job by not giving Guthrie cheap strikes.

  119. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Bottom of the 2nd inning

    Miranda grounds out to 2nd inning

    Winfree walks after a 10 pitch at bat

    Montero with a short fly out to right field

    Huffman grounds out to 2nd base

    Chapman reached 99 MPH a couple of times

    4-0 Scranton losing

  120. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Terrific shot by Robbie. We can only imagine what his numbers will be at the end of the season.

    Speaking of numbers….Ever notice how there are so few comments when the Yankees are winning? Why is that?

  121. blake April 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Arod and Cano back to back…one of the best right handed swings in baseball followed by one of the best left handed swings in baseball.

  122. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 28th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Wow Cano is on fire. He’s like a different player this year.. sorta. More free and less stressed looking.

    My other half is a Rangers fan, CR9, so they’re my second team.

    I think the Cap’s can definitely come back, but Ovechkin is going to need to be epic. Can’t let them fluster him.

  123. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Cano is Incendiary!

  124. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Rick D April 28th, 2010 at 7:48 pm
    Austin Jackson has 28 hits in april

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    and 32 strikeouts.

  125. djsunyc April 28th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    i wonder how much more focused cano is now after melky has been removed from the clubhouse…

  126. djsunyc April 28th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    side note…after ryan howards ridiculous contract…i might be one of the few that prefer we go after jason werth instaed of carl crawford.

  127. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Michael Bourne is hitting .344. He has 21 hits so far this season.

    Bourne is a terrible hitter.

    Bourne has the second highest batting average for balls in play in baseball at .452.

    Coming into tonight Robinson Cano was hitting .389. His batting average for balls in play was .390.

    Mark Teixeira’s batting average for balls in play was .137 which is second lowest in all of baseball.

    Who leads the league in batting average for balls in play?

    Austin Jackson – his batting average for balls put into play is .490.

    So when Jackson puts a ball into play he’s hitting .100 points higher than Cano and .353 points higher than Mark Teixeira.

    And he’s striking out close to 40% of all his at bats.

  128. THE TRUTH April 28th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    30/100 for cano this year

  129. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    “Arod and Cano back to back…one of the best right handed swings in baseball followed by one of the best left handed swings in baseball.”

    If Cano is taking that next step up Alex and Cano might be the most unpitchable back to back hitters in the game.

    And that’s not even factoring in Tex! That is a brutal trio to face.

  130. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Joe,

    No trolls. That’s why the comments are down.

    If the Orioles score here, they will be back.

  131. raymagnetic April 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    “djsunyc says:
    April 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    i wonder how much more focused cano is now after melky has been removed from the clubhouse…”

    did you not see Chad put up Cano’s numbers for the past two April’s? The guy is just an awesome player and always has been. It has nothing to do with Melky not being around.

  132. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Ty Wiggington said that Phil Hughes has the most explosive fastball the orioles have seen so far this season.

    And that was on a night where Hughes had little command of his fastball.

  133. hey kelvin says April 28th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    30/100 is only the beginning for cano. He can be better then that when in his prime/100% commited.

  134. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Curtis is out of the Scranton game with an injury

    Top of the 3rd inning 4-0 Scranton losing

    ground out to shortstop

    double

    ground out to 2nd base

    HBP

    walk

    ground out to pitcher

    Bottom of the 3rd inning, 4-0 Scranton losing

  135. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    “And that’s not even factoring in Tex! That is a brutal trio to face.”

    no kidding.

  136. THE TRUTH April 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Agreed. But this is the year he reaches elite status, and those are both good bench marks. I don’t even really care too much about the 30 home runs to be honest, I’ll take the high BA and over 100 rbis. I just really think he will have his power stroke down all year.

    .325/25/120 should become the norm for Cano, IMO.

  137. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    No kidding, SJ :)

    That’s a great observation about Alex and Cano. Just as Ortiz and Manny were a truly great combination, so too Alex and Cano. And when Tex starts hitting, 3-4-5 will be insane.

  138. djsunyc April 28th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    # raymagnetic April 28th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    “djsunyc says:
    April 28, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    i wonder how much more focused cano is now after melky has been removed from the clubhouse…”

    did you not see Chad put up Cano’s numbers for the past two April’s? The guy is just an awesome player and always has been. It has nothing to do with Melky not being around.

    ————

    i’m not relating it to his #’s but just his approach and attitude. the guy is locked in and is ticked when he doesn’t deliver. losing your best bud on the team is a quick reality check kick in the tuckus. i think it sped up the maturation with cano’s mental approach. at least so far, it appears to me that way. that’s not a knock on melky or anything…just pointing out how moving melky can change robbie.

  139. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Swish got hot quick.

  140. RalphieD (OPPC) April 28th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    nice hit gardy

  141. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Gardner is getting that opposite field, downwards plane stroke dialed in.

    Pitchers’ are going to adjust I’d guess and start to try to bust him inside. He’ll need to make another adjustment then but so far his swing has been much more effective than last year.

    Would have like to see him run there. If he gets thrown out Jeter leads off the next inning. Guthrie is not good as holding runners on.

  142. Chad Jennings April 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Posada right knee contusion. Day to day. No tests scheduled at this time.

  143. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Russo went deep off of Chapman

  144. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Chad

    Thanks

    Not like we were going to get any information of value from the YES network.

  145. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Bottom of the 3rd

    Golson grounds out to 3rd

    Corona safe on error to 3rd

    Russo pulled a 2 run homer down left field line. hit a slider

    Weber walks

    Nunez fly line single to right field

    Miranda line drive out DP to 2nd base

    end of 3rd inning 4-2 Scranton losing

  146. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    You have to wonder what Gardner is waiting for sometimes.

    That was a perfect situation to just take off on the 1st or 2nd pitch even if you do not have a perfect read on the guy.

    I also think Jeter took that 1st pitch to give Gardner a chance at second.

  147. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    “Posada right knee contusion. Day to day. No tests scheduled at this time.”

    certainly good news.

  148. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    “And that’s not even factoring in Tex! That is a brutal trio to face.”

    And Montero is on the way!

    Tex-Alex-Cano-Jesus

    :razz:

  149. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Man Guthrie is at 80 pitches after 4 innings

  150. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    “You have to wonder what Gardner is waiting for sometimes.”

    only thing I can think of is inexperience in reading pitcher’s moves.

  151. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    CC 53 pitches.

  152. raymagnetic April 28th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    “i’m not relating it to his #’s but just his approach and attitude. the guy is locked in and is ticked when he doesn’t deliver. losing your best bud on the team is a quick reality check kick in the tuckus. i think it sped up the maturation with cano’s mental approach. at least so far, it appears to me that way. that’s not a knock on melky or anything…just pointing out how moving melky can change robbie.”

    Are you a mind reader? Or a street side psychiatrist? You have no idea how locked in Robbie is mentally.

    Since you want to believe that Cano’s hitting is tied in with Melky you’re making all types of presumptions. Maybe Robbie is just going through one of his hot streaks that he’s prone to go through and that’s why he looks “locked in.”

  153. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Cano is so good at that play he just made, believe me its not as easy as he makes it look.

  154. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I almost think it’s worse for righties to face CC now than lefties.

    That change up is just ridiculous. Unless a hitter has plate coverage like Vlad Guerrero it’s just so difficult to reach that pitch.

  155. pat April 28th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    The ball off that infield grass made Robbie look like he was playing in slow motion.

  156. Mike WV April 28th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    LGY,

    Agree he needs to run earlier, but that was only the 2nd pitch to Jetes. Also, he does lead the league in SBs.

    But he should swing and run earlier!

  157. Matt OC, NJ April 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    CC dealing…I feel a complete game coming on.

  158. Terry from NH April 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    “Russo went deep off of Chapman”

    IMPRESSIVE 11

  159. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Alright! A Power Play for the Caps!! Finally!!!!!!

  160. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    CC 53 pitches after 4 lookin good!

  161. Terry from NH April 28th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    IMPRESSIVE

  162. Thomas Robust April 28th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    It’s alot of fun to watch Robbie Cano playing the way he is this year. If he continues to play like this he will win MVP this year. With A-Rod and Tex ahead of him in the lineup, it’ll be a trio hard to get by for many years to come.

  163. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    A-Rod is going deep right now.

  164. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Top of the 4th inning

    pop-up to shortstop

    ground out to 1st

    single to center field

    ground out to 2nd base

    4-2 Scranton losing
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    For Trenton, Romine has an RBI single. 1-0 Trenton bottom of the 5th inning

    Lance Pendleton after 5 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts

  165. Tom in N.J. April 28th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Wow, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti calling out Kemp’s baserunning and defense:

    “Some guys, I guess, think that they’re better than they are. They think the opposition’s just going to roll over and get beat by them. That obviously doesn’t happen.

    “The baserunning’s below average. The defense is below average. Why is it? Because he got a new deal? I can’t tell you.”

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.co.....icism.html

  166. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    The umpire just bailed out Nick Johnson.

    That pitch over the inside corner before ball 4 was a strike.

    In fact another pitch close to that spot was called a ball as well – it was also a strike. And both those pitches were in the same spot that were called strikes on johnson in the at bat before.

    Nick just keeps taking that pitch and doesn’t adjust.

    And it’s very clear that this is the scouting report on him now. Guthrie keeps trying to hit that inside part of the plate over and over and over.

  167. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    CB

    I didnt see the pitches, but if that’s the case, the HP umpire is doing it because he is trying to lull Nick Johnson into a false sense of security, since we are up 6-1. And when the spot is a key one, they wont be giving Johnson the calls.

  168. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    “Wow, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti calling out Kemp’s baserunning and defense:”

    I saw that. Really mind boggling. Kemp is turning into an absolute superstar and keeps getting better and better. He’s having a very good year so far.

    He’s a franchise player. And the GM is calling him out in public.

    What an absolute mess that organization is.

  169. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Two seamers on the inner half all night for NJ

  170. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    CB, he said that? Where did you read that? Wow, that’s really great to hear……..and Phil had nothing last night, lol. However, looking at his hits to innings ratio, it’s obvious that the kid is very hard to hit and has great stuff. Wiggington is a good hitter; that’s a hell of a compliment.

    I just came back from dinner; Jorge was hit?

    Carl, I know I’m late on this, but it’s only 3 games; I’m sure Phil will work in his change

  171. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 28th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Guthrie 97 pitches 4.2 innings 6 HR bye bye!

  172. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    “Wow, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti calling out Kemp’s baserunning and defense:”

    If they don’t want him, we’ll certainly take him off their hands.

  173. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Cano is amazing

  174. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    This is just unbelievable to watch

  175. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Might as well be underhand to Cano right now.

  176. pat April 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Nick going 1st to 3rd!

  177. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Wow. Robinson Cano gets a base hit.

    Alex swung at a ball 3-1. He should have been more patient given how hot cano is.

  178. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Cervelli!

  179. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Bottom of the 4th inning Scranton losing 4-2

    winfree hit a longf line drive homer to left

    Montero strikes out

    Huffman pop out to shortstop

    Golson ground out to 3rd

    4-3 scranton losing

  180. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Cano is now batting .400

  181. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Whew, oh I’m so glad that Jorge is going to be ok; that sounds painful. Guthrie has knocked out Tex (in ST) and now Jorge – he’s Pedro, but very very very very lite.

    I’m sure Cano will go into a slump, but let me say once again how wrong I was. SJ convinced me that giving him a chance was the right thing to do and I couldn’t be happier now.

    Is NJ overrated? I really need to ask my brother in Florida if he ever lifted the bat from his shoulders. It’s like he’s afraid to hit..

  182. Dave F April 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    You just knew yankees were going to break out and score some runs after the last 2 games.

  183. gfd April 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Fancisco you be Da man!!

  184. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Kay just referenced an article about Cano taking over as the best 2b in the AL East and possibly even better than Utley now.

    He is getting to a point where Cano is one of the best 2b in baseball is not giving him enough credit.

    By the end of the year it could very well be, Cano is one of the best players in baseball.

  185. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    blake-

    Maybe we could entice Colletti into making another casey blake for carlos santana type deal for Kemp?

    He’s a terrible GM. Hard to believe he’s calling out others publicly for job performance.

  186. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Wow, April is almost over and he’s batting .400?

    Once Tex gets going (soon, please!), holy cow…………what a 3,4,5…

  187. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I think they were more upset with Kemp’s decisions on when to run. he has 3 steals and caught 5 times, and the games that I’ve seen, they’re hitting a lot of balls over his head and throwing to the wrong bases.

  188. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Capitals gotta break through at some point.. had twice as many SOG as the Canadiens.

  189. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    LGY, I’m sure he was referencing the article in the NY Post…..it was complimentary, but the scouts that commented did imply that Cano doesn’t always put out (unlike Pedroia).

  190. JMK aka The Overshare April 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    does the blowhard SJ44 still want Cano traded? I bet the reviser of history will say he always thought he’d be this

  191. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Top of the 5th inning 4-3 Scranton is losing

    ground out to pitcher

    ground out to pitcher

    long line drive out to right field fence

  192. vey April 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    I wish Granderson would at least work the count before he strikes out, that next pitch could be a base hit.

  193. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    “Kay just referenced an article about Cano taking over as the best 2b in the AL East and possibly even better than Utley now.”

    There was an article in the Post this week that said six scouts were asked to compare Cano and Pedroia (yet again) and this time most took cano.

    I don’t know if that’s what kay was referring to but if it was no one said cano was better than utley.

    There’s still no way to say that Cano is better than Utley. Cano has to put together at least a couple of true superstar years before that conversation gets started.

  194. Angel - In an Empire State of Mind April 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Aww SJ has a little stalker. Must have finished his homework.

  195. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Lets all vote the yankee infield to the All Star Game.

    I voted 25 times.

    Lets not let the trolls out vote us.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/....._ballot_hp

  196. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    “Maybe we could entice Colletti into making another casey blake for carlos santana type deal for Kemp?”

    what a terrible trade that was. Hey we could offer Brackman and Randy Winn maybe.

  197. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    # JMK aka The Overshare April 28th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    does the blowhard SJ44 still want Cano traded? I bet the reviser of history will say he always thought he’d be this

    Get off SJ’s nuts man.

  198. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    If the Dodgers are unhappy with Kemp I am sure Brian will gladly take him aboard.

    Hell, I love the prospect of Montero breaking into the Bronx next year but I will gladly give that up for Kemp.

  199. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Looks like this one is wrapped up and in the bag…. I knew the Yanks would come out swinging tonight. Orioles are a miserable franchise I must say. I wish we had their ballpark though :) Its nicer and cheaper !!

  200. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Utley is still the best but he’s the only 2B I’d take over Cano right now. Cano has Utley’s level of upside though and he may start to reach it this year.

  201. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    GB7-

    That’s still no reason to publicly call out a player. I think Colletti said that on talk radio. That’s just awful.

    The dodgers are in chaos right now and it seems like Colletti is taking out his frustrations on the players and doing so publicly.

    Very classless move. You have a problem with a player you talk to him privately about it. Colletti should not be using the media to “communicate” with his player, never mind his franchise player.

  202. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    What will it take to get Kemp? Do you guys think Montero alone is enough. Id think wed have to thrown in at least a halfway decent minor league pitcher as well. The only thing that worries me about Kemp is his attitude.

  203. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    Alex should go into coaching after he’s done playing, lol. His talk to Cano did wonders……….I’m being facetious, but only partly. Alex seems to have a very good relationship with the younger players.

  204. Thomas Robust April 28th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I remember when plenty here wanted Kemp to come to the Yankees. Almost all the trade ideas were Cano (plus) for Kemp. How many would still do that trade? Even if you think Kemp is better, would you want to trade away Cano? I wouldn’t.

  205. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    tricky hop handled nicely by Robbie.

  206. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    CB – I understand what you’re saying – and I’m not saying you’re wrong – but, remember, it is important to distinguish between performance and recognition of that performance.

    And with that, Cano makes a nice ad libbed pickup of a tough grounder to get an out at 2nd.

  207. Jerkface April 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I’d gladly send Coletti Joba for Kemp

  208. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    I agree that you don’t call out a player publicly; the only reason to do so would be to humiliate him (which is in essence what Torre did in dropping Alex to 8th that year). Cashman would never, ever think of doing something like that.

  209. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Tough play but Cano makes the best out of getting caught on the in between hop. Gets the out and the double play is still intact.

    Change up for a ground ball DP. Let’s see it.

  210. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    nice dp!

  211. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    CB, Cano has to show me he has the baseball smarts that Utley has. Utley is one of the smartest players around. Cano may have the ability of Utley ( its debateable who is #1 or 2) but the immaturity level of Robbie is still worrisome. I remember last year him and Melky dancing around the dugout like school girls.

  212. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Nice pick by Tex…CC gets two soft ground balls when he was in a jam…good pitching.

  213. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    CB, where did you get your crystal ball?

  214. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I love CC…

  215. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Montero and Brackman for Kemp ? I have a sneaking suspicion Montero is overated.

  216. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    CB,

    Running what Kay said through my head again, I don’t think I characterized what he said about Utley correctly. Multi-tasking fail for me. He did reference something along the lines of Cano could be getting to that Utley level of 2b though.

  217. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    As best I can remember, Torre never called out or dissed a player in public. I wonder how Colletti’s remarks (referenced on the Yankees web site) went over with him.

  218. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    The dodgers are in utter dissarray. They don’t even know who owns the team right now.

    They were all ready a divided front office with Logan White and Colletti not seeing eye to eye. Now the organization is even more split.

    I can’t see them making any majore moves other than trying to dump salary until their ownership situation is settled or the team is sold.

  219. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Guys, do you think Camden Yards is the best ballpark in the majors ?? I like the new stadium but its just lacking something… I dont know how to describe it..

  220. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Joe, dropping Alex to 8th was one of the worst things I can ever remember a manager doing……..that was absolutely meant to humiliate Alex.

  221. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Swish has really had a nice approach tonight.

  222. pat April 28th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    “Torre never called out or dissed a player in public.”

    The Verducci SI article.

  223. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    “I remember last year him and Melky dancing around the dugout like school girls.”

    And I don’t care for Utley’s greasy hair…

  224. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Bottom of the 5th inning

    Corona with infield single

    Russo flies out to center field

    Weber line out to left field

    Nunez hits a long fly to the warning track in right field

    end of the 5th inning, Scranton losing 4-3.

    Scout guns have him hitting 101 MPH a couple of times, but, still only 3 strikeouts

  225. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Gardner needs to make Tejada field a bunt sometime in this game.

  226. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    BG

  227. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Betsy

    Why exactly would SJ have to convince you to “give Robbie a chance” when all he’s done in the 5yrs he’s been a pro is hit .300+ every year except one?

    I mean he is a career .310 hitter before the age of 27 isn’t he?

    In that article the scouts were unanimous that Cano is the more talented more athletic player and that Pedroia wasn’t in Robbie’s class as a hitter.
    Pedroia’s hustle was the only area that a couple of the scouts gave him the nod but all were in agreement that Cano’s the best 2B in the AL and second only to Chase right now in the game.

  228. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Great hitting tonight from Gardner. Not sure why he didnt get 2 there.

  229. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    “The Verducci SI article.”

    I will raise you an article, and put in a book.

  230. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Ugh, that was awful, Pat. It wasn’t just Joe – I believe it was Giambi, too. Fortunately, the Giambis of the world are gone and this clubhouse is a far healthier, happier place

  231. CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    blake-

    The DP came off of a two seamer, not the change up. He used the change on pitch one. Either way I’ll take it!

    Ultimately Wiggington didn’t let the count go deep enough to ground out on another change.

    You could just see that coming.

  232. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    The Dodgers disarray is obvious. One side effect of that is that it will cut down on the potential landing spots for Adrian Gonzalez.

    Gardner is getting that opposite field stroke down pretty well. Wonder if he’s been working on that with Long.

  233. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Um, Champ, because Robby had been awful in the 5 spot before and because he was terrible with RISP?

  234. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Jete!!!

  235. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    CB,

    I didn’t see the pitch, just saw it as they were turning it. Either way, two seamer or change he is really effective against righties now as you said earlier. He has lots of ways to get guys out.

  236. pat April 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    “I will raise you an article, and put in a book.”

    Article was worse to me. It was in season and while he was still managing the team. How uncomfortable a situation in the clubhouse must that have been.

  237. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    CB April 28th, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    GB7-

    That’s still no reason to publicly call out a player. I think Colletti said that on talk radio. That’s just awful.

    The dodgers are in chaos right now and it seems like Colletti is taking out his frustrations on the players and doing so publicly.

    Very classless move. You have a problem with a player you talk to him privately about it. Colletti should not be using the media to “communicate” with his player, never mind his franchise player.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Not saying that it was a smart move or not classless, just saying that’s what’s been going on.

  238. hardwired April 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    SPOILER ALERT!!!

    the Yanks are going to win this one.

  239. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Jeter now needs 227 hits for 3000

  240. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Jete is second in RBI on the team? wow that is bad. some one wake up tex and alex

  241. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    pat,

    What year did that article come out?

  242. djsunyc April 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    keep it going for cano…his AB’s are becoming must see tv…

  243. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Betsy – I think that was the convergence of Torre’s desperation to do something and his dislike for Alex. But he never said Alex was dogging it or not trying; just implying that Alex was incapable of delivering and humiliating him to his teammates.

    pat – I meant when he was actually managing the team. Certainly, in the book, he came down on a few, players and others, like dumping on Cash.

  244. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I can’t wait for 2011, lol. I want Jeter to get 3000 THIS year.

  245. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Jose worked a long AB versus Lester and grounded out on 3-2. Better AB than I ever expected from Molina.

  246. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Top of the 6th

    fly out to center

    strike out

    fly out to center

  247. Mark April 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Torre’s contract ends after this season. Why would he want to come back to L.A. with the Frank McCourt divorce mess with his wife, the Manny situation, and GM Ned Coletti poping off about players ?

  248. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I once met Hendrickson at an espn zone, he was really cool with people. a very decent guy. (He was not drinking alcohol) True story.

  249. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    robbed

  250. blake April 28th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    I should know this but I don’t…is Tex naturally a right handed or left handed hitter?

  251. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    It was time for the Yanks and Torre to part ways but lets not dismiss the job he did. I just wish he didnt have to take Donnie with him. Im not a Girardi fan at all.

  252. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Tex has hit a couple of balls hard, but they’re getting caught. Cannot buy a hit.

    And NJ just looks a bit lost at bat. Don’t know what else to call it. It can’t last.

  253. MT. April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    This place is faaaaabulous when it’s 8-1!

  254. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Joe, the fact that Torre would even do that still makes my blood boil to this day. He doesn’t have to like every player, but he put his own personal feelings ahead of his team…….frankly, knowing what I know of him now, I’m glad he didn’t re-sign.

  255. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:53 pm
    I can’t wait for 2011, lol. I want Jeter to get 3000 THIS year.

    I bet He does it this year! If he does he should get MVP, batting first is the key.

  256. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    If Gardner keeps hitting and Nick Johnson keeps taking called third strikes, he will be out of the 2 hole by Mid-May.

    Being selective is one thing. Taking a dozen called third strikes a week is another.

    There is more to baseball than OBP. Especially when your slugging % isn’t even .300.

    I don’t know how to fix him but, he’s really broken right now and I don’t mean health-wise.

  257. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    THEY JUST STOLE AWAY A GOAL FOR THE CAPS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NEVER AGAINST THE RANGERS!!! IN A MILLION YEARS!!

  258. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Actually Bets

    for his career he had not been “awful” in the #5 hole nor hitting w/r.i.s.p more acurately he had a terrible year hitting w r.i.s.p. last season but had good yrs in prior seasons.

    and coming into this season Cano was a career .299 hitter in the #5 spot including the 50abs from last season.

  259. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    I think you have to suspect at this point there is something wrong with NJ.

    He is patient at the plate, but I cannot imagine he can possibly be this passive.

    I think he may be hurt or is just not seeing the ball at all.

  260. pat April 28th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    LGY

    2006?

  261. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Come on, Ovechkin, run the referee! They are the home team.

  262. ken April 28th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Joe but a lot of us dont like Alex not just Torre, and from what Ive seen in baseball a lot of players dont like hin either. I can put my finger on why I have never warmed up to him. Even before the steroid story there was something about him that seemed phony. I root for him only because he wears the uniform

  263. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    When does the Sports Illustrated come out??

    I tried 3 stores tonight and no one had it. They only had the Swimsuit issue. I didn’t want that!

  264. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Champ, I know Cano was perfectly capable of hitting with RISP because he was one of the only hitters to squat against the Tigers (I believe), but I just remember last year he was terrible. Whatever it is, I was very skeptical of him in the #5 spot and I’m thrilled he’s proven me wrong so far.

    Where can we hide NJ? At this point, that’s what the Yankees would be doing; he doesn’t want to hit.

  265. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    I came home to find we had yet another little “power interruption” and every clock is flashing. And there was a giant bug on my wall with a bajillion legs (actual number). So I work up the nerve to kill the bug and then run screaming to the bathroom to flush it. Except when I flushed the toilet there was no bug. Now I need to vaccum.

  266. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Bottom of the 6th inning, 4-3 Scranton losing

    Miranda strikes out

    Winfree foul pop out

    Montero fly out to left

    Montero is really struggling at the plate. First time as a pro as far as I remember.

    Chapman at 99 pitches, 64 strikes, 4 ground outs, 7 fly outs

  267. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    came out of the glove…

  268. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Erica, it officially came out today, but the stores on LI (at least in my area) won’t have it out until next week. You can read it on-line, though, now.

  269. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    GB, were you the one that mentioned that they changed Montero’s swing? If so, for pete’s sake, why?

  270. ken April 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I really think hockey talk should be banned from this blog. I wonder if it should be moderated ?

  271. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    to be fair to Torre ARod was like 1-30 with 15k’s at that point in that series.

    he was an absolute automatic out and Matsui and Sheff as a result became automatic outs trying to pick him up.

    Sheff in particular was trying to hit 5 run 700ft homers pretty much everytime up and Torre was trying to get something going in an elimination game.

  272. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    GB7-

    Montero is struggling. Do you have a sense why from watching the games? Are they just throwing him a lot of junk low and away? Just guessing what might be going on.

  273. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    I wanted the Rays to lose, but I love that Braden got his head handed to him.

  274. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
    Erica, it officially came out today, but the stores on LI (at least in my area) won’t have it out until next week. You can read it on-line, though, now.
    ***************

    That explains that.

    One store I checked had a stack of magazines behind a curtain. Intuition told me I wouldn’t find it under the curtain

  275. Jerkface April 28th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Montero is really struggling at the plate. First time as a pro as far as I remember.

    Dominican Winter Ball

    A week and a half stretch in AA where he struggled

  276. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    From the Caps blog

    This is a conspiracy, it has to be.

    by Ovietracker on Apr 28, 2010 8:59 PM EDT reply

    __

    You’re right buddy. IT IS!

  277. ken April 28th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Torre did that out of spite. Terrible move by Joe doing that Champ.

    Some Yankee fans wonder why we boo A-Rod. They just cant seem to grasp that we dont have to like every Yankee player. I also think the A-Rod contract will become an albatross in a few years.

  278. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Erica, I was going to read it on-line, but for now I’m going to hold off (we’ll see how patient I can be,lol, if the mag isn’t out by early next week).

  279. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    They have not changed Montero’s swing. Jesus is in a slump that’s maybe 7-8 games long as I think he’s trying to play all star ball as opposed to just letting his game come to him.

    He’s aware how close he is to the big show and i think is trying to impress. He’ll calm down settle in and make adjustments and begin to rake here real soon.

    the most important thing for him is that he continues to improve BEHIND the plate diario….his bat es la verdad and no one should worry to much about it.

  280. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    So what’s the concensus? CC asked Guthrie to take out Posada ‘cos he wanted to pitch to TEH EYES?

  281. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Champ, have you seen the games? I hope they haven’t changed the swing; if that’s the case, I’m not worried at all. He’ll have these slumps in the majors, too.

    On the plus side, Romine has really come along nicely in the last week or so.

  282. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    if you don’t think that Torre was trying to win that game your nuts.

    Spite or no spite Torre did not want to lose that game.

    Billy Martin might’ve sat him entirely in that spot.

  283. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    I guess Frankie will be catching AJ tomorrow; I hate to break up the AJ/Jorge tandem, but so be it. Hopefully Jorge won’t miss many games.

  284. pat April 28th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Nick

    1 hour 31 minutes. I’ve been timing how long it would take someone to go there.

  285. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    GB, were you the one that mentioned that they changed Montero’s swing? If so, for pete’s sake, why?

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    No, Betsy. what I said was that something in his swing looks like it’s changed.

  286. SJ44 April 28th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Nobody changed Montero’s swing.

    He’s a 20 year old kid in AAA. He’s scuffling. Its going to happen to a young guy. Especially at that level.

    Its why those who believe he’s ready to play for the Yankees are WAY off base.

    This is how you learn to be a big leaguer. By working hard and dealing with your struggles at the minor league level.

    If he’s as good as well all think he is, he will come out of this and mash the ball this summer.

  287. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    You don’t “like” Alex so you boo him?

    What a joke. It must be nice living with that sense of entitlement.

    He is one of the most liked guys on the team. He has taken several young players under his wing and has had a huge influence on Cano in particular. He works harder than probably anyone else in baseball and worked his tail off to get back from serious hip surgery in record time. All that and he carried the offense on his back through the postseason to a WS title.

    Thanks for your opinion on someone you know nothing about. It is embarrassing.

  288. Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I came home to find we had yet another little “power interruption” and every clock is flashing. And there was a giant bug on my wall with a bajillion legs (actual number). So I work up the nerve to kill the bug and then run screaming to the bathroom to flush it. Except when I flushed the toilet there was no bug. Now I need to vaccum.
    —————————————

    :lol:

  289. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    GB7-

    Montero is struggling. Do you have a sense why from watching the games? Are they just throwing him a lot of junk low and away? Just guessing what might be going on.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    CB, it looks like he’s holding his bat higher and back behind his head more than i remember. The swing seems longer. almost like his front shoulder is blocking his vision. Maybe it’s just my imagination, but, that’s one thing that never changed in his at bats. just doesn’t look the same and hasn’t for the last 2 weeks.

  290. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Montero will be the DH of the Future, Romine will be catcher of the future and the Yankees will be ok.

  291. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    pat: I hope you’re grading on a curve, ‘cos I didn’t get home until 5:30 PDT and caught up via dvr… I went there right away when I saw it!

  292. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    ken, I hear what you’re saying about Alex. Pete always said he was a strange guy, but that may have just been from the media’s point of view. Then, I read from multiple sources that he’s been getting along quite well with current teammates. So, I don’t really know, other than that he seems to be a complex person, like a lot of people.

    As far as players on other teams, so what? I mean, I remember a SI survey a few years back, where Jeter was voted most overrated player.

    Is jprofessional ealousy an issue? Who knows?

    As long as he gets along well enough in that clubhouse to function with the rest of the team, that’s all I really need. They all don’t need to be best friends.

  293. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    i think it will be best lett cc pitched the 7th and then go to the pen

  294. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    GB7-

    He’ll need to go through adjustments. He’s the youngest player in that league. His swing has never been long. It certainly didn’t look long in spring training.

    The thing you learn in AAA is how to make adjustments. I’m sure he’s just going through that now. He’s going to break out at some time relatively soon.

  295. pistol pete April 28th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    It’s getting old watching Tex batting 3rd at 120, I know we have to stick with him but watching him right now is tough.

  296. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Maybe Cashman needs to call out Montero? :lol:

  297. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    SJ, that’s good to know. I must have misread what GB wrote; sorry GB!

  298. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    CC’s pitched a terrific game so far and he hasn’t even had his good four seam fastball tonight. It’s been up in the zone all night.

    It’s impressive to watch a guy work and control the other team with his plan B stuff.

  299. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    yeah, right now, Montero’s chasing some pitches that he usually doesn’t, but not many solidly hit balls. A lot of nubbers, weak grounders and short flies.

  300. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    In the old days, George would call out players for having the nerve to slump – and he would think that it was motivating them. He had a football mentality….it didn’t work, lol.

  301. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    yea cc battling without his best stuff and command.

    pen should be warning up

  302. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Montero obviously has the loser gene.

  303. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    It is amazing how much CC is evolving as a pitcher when he already was such a good pitcher with such great stuff.

    It is almost as if he is not satisfied with being a great pitcher.

  304. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:20 pm
    SJ, that’s good to know. I must have misread what GB wrote; sorry GB!

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    not a problem, betsy. You have to take my writing and spelling skills into account.

  305. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    It would be foolish and ridiculous for me to take credit for anything that’s transpired at Camden Yards tonight, suffice it to say that the psychic fortunes of the Yankees may have changed right around the 2nd inning when I had a certain meal in San Rafael.

  306. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    seet dp came back from 3 and 0 great job cc

  307. Damon enjoy 27....think 28 April 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Tampa bay knocked Dallas Braden out after 4 innings 88 pitches and 6 HR.
    Tampa 10- Oak 2 They might be 16-5 by the end of the night

  308. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    GB, it’s very sweet of you to take responsibility even though we all know the wonder twins are running roughshod on your keyboard. Left to your own devices, I know you could spell and punctuate with the best of them :)

  309. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Well the poor four seam fastball command finally caught up with CC right there.

    He hasn’t had that good downwards plane on the four seamer all night. I’d guess he was avoiding the two seamer to the left handed batter because of the arm side run on the pitch.

    He also might be tiring. Some hard hit balls that innings.

  310. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Joe has been pushing the starters to 110 pitches. I wonder if he sends CC back out there.

    I predict…yes

  311. pat April 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Nick

    Impressive when graded on a curve.

  312. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Nick-

    I’ve never been prouder of you! You Prodigal Culinary Son in San Rafael!

    And now Javy will be saved!!

  313. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Draft History
    Year Top Pick
    1992 Derek Jeter
    1993 Matt Drews
    1994 Brian Buchanan
    1995 Shea Morenz
    1996 Eric Milton
    1997 *Tyrell Godwin
    1998 Andy Brown
    1999 David Walling
    2000 David Parrish
    2001 John-Ford Griffin
    2002 Brandon Weeden
    2003 Eric Duncan
    2004 Philip Hughes
    2005 C.J. Henry
    2006 Ian Kennedy
    2007 Andrew Brackman
    2008 Gerrit Cole
    2009 Slade Heathcott

    My point is since 1992 you draft a hall of fame Short stop and a nice pitcher in Phil Hughes.

    The Draft is hit or miss.

    Montero, Romine two great catchers in one organization not bad, add cervelli to that catching list Yanks have a great future.

  314. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I’m getting sick of the Sox and Rays winning (by the way, Lester is obviously back)…..

    Nick, what will you eat tomorrow in order to bring AJ good luck?

  315. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    i think cc done, he done enough and has somewhat struggled

  316. hardwired April 28th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Maryland has, by far, the coolest flag of all the states.

  317. Tim April 28th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Lester – 7 IP, 1 H, 11 Ks

    Ugh. He’s back.

  318. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Oak..getting pounded by Tampa!

  319. Nancy April 28th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    >LGY April 28th, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    >It is amazing how much CC is evolving as a pitcher when he already was such a good pitcher >with such great stuff.

    >It is almost as if he is not satisfied with being a great pitcher.

    Well said, LGY. The same applies to Jon Lester tonight. Sigh.

  320. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Dearest Mark Teixeira-

    April is almost over. Please get a hit. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  321. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Tex gets a hit!

  322. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Okay- that letter worked nicely :-)

  323. Paul T April 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Sox and Rays are not going to lose to bad or even mediocre teams, which makes it important that we fatten up on these teams too.

    I was hoping Toronto could at least take a game, but I suppose that is asking too much.

  324. blake April 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Tex is starting to center the ball with a little more regularity. He’s hit the ball hard the last two times up tonight.

  325. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Tex needs to find a way to not give up a month of the season…

  326. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    “They might be 16-5 by the end of the night”

    They’re run differential is pretty staggering.

    They are +60 runs now over 20 games played. That is a really amazing.

    They aren’t “getting lucky.” They are thrashing teams night in and out.

  327. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    i’m a huge tex fan and I honestly dont see him hitting over 280 this year.

  328. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Im the minority in this but I love Lester, I hate to see him on the Red Sox.

    He is a really nice guy.

    Yeah I say he is back.

  329. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Obviously Lester was going to come around; this is why the Sox are dangerous. Beckett will be fine, so will Lester and Lackey – Buchholz is pitching very well. Tampa just won’t lose.

  330. Yanks 172 April 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Tomorrow is Baltimore’s best pitcher. Hope AJ is on his game.

    Guthrie has no idea where the ball is going and Millwood is a soft tossing sinker baller. Matusz is legit… nice young pitcher.

  331. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    beckett is overated.

    lester a beast though

  332. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Scranton takes the lead 5-4 on a 2 run homer by Miranda

  333. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    I respect tampa but lets see them maintain that level of play the entire season.

  334. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I’m not eating anything for AJ, he does ok on his own. Here’s where I went:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....561506155/

  335. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    ARod is not a well liked player around the league and in fact his entire career most of his teammates didn’t like him either including here in NY.

    He ha formed a good relationship with the younger Latino players on the team in part because he made a concerted effort to reconnect with his Dominican roots after pissing off the latin american world and Dominican players during the first World Baseball Classic by saying that he was American and wanted the represent the USA as opposed to D.R. in that tournament. It worked out to be good for him and I think really beneficial for the Yanks and a guy like Cano as well as I’m sure Montero when he makes it here.

    As for this current team’s feelings towards him I think that they genuinely have accepted him after he kind of made some changes to himself beginning last season and keep in mind this group has some recent imports that are real good guys like CC,AJ and Grandy as well as a lot of kids who’ve looked up to ARod as a player since they were in high school and are I’m sure still in awe of him and playing on the same team with a “legend” which helps.

    But I’d bet he’s still not a fav among the core 4 players and still is seen somewhat as a phony because he is. He’s come a long way and he wears the uni so we as fans should and will support him but he’s got a long way to go still.

    having said all that this is a great team not only from a talent perspective but from a character perspective as well as Ca$h deserves a lot of credit for his work in this area as well.

  336. 40 time April 28th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Not surprising

    Tampa has a hellish offense – Pena, Crawford, Zobrist, Bartlett, Navarro, Upton, Longoria, Burrell… so much power/speed.

    Their rotation is also excellent – 4 deep just like NY and BOS with a young kid in the 5th spot who looks good.

    They are going to pound mediocre teams and they own the Sox anyway. Things look very nice for them.

  337. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    And here’s what I had:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....562143870/

    Promise made, promise kept.

  338. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Miranda is really swinging a hot bat right now. I almost want Nick to have see some DL time so that Juan can get the call up.

  339. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    The Yankees are not that much better than Tampa, if at all……..Benny, this isn’t a team full of newbies. Tampa has been through the wars; I respect them a great deal. This is not me being negative about my team as I think we are very good as well….

  340. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    why sent outcc when there no need

  341. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Nick, I thought you went to dinner tonight to bring CC good luck, lol.

    I’ll bet that is delicious; I envy you :mad:

  342. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:34 pm
    I respect tampa but lets see them maintain that level of play the entire season.

    Rays have the pitching

  343. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Champ, I think you’re wrong about Alex, but let’s not get into that debate again.

    Joe has no faith in his pen if CC is coming out…

  344. Jason April 28th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    The Rays are not gonna stay this hot forever but they are not going to cool off much either, barring injury. They are just loaded with talent. Top offense + top rotation = lots of wins. This is their 3rd year as apart of the big boys, they know what to expect too.

    The East is gonna be a dog fight this year… hope NJ decides he wants to swing the bat sometime.

  345. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Yumm, Nick………I’ve never had a ham and cheese sandwich in my life; it looks good!

  346. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Wait – you didn’t have the national dish? Seriously?

    And Javy weeps…

  347. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    What in the Wide World Of Sports was Tejada thinking about, being that far off of first on a short fly pop up to right?

  348. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Isn’t the national dish of Puerto Rico Mofongo?

  349. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    CC is mad

  350. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    ahhh bloops ends cc night. hope those runs don’t score

  351. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Scranton wins 5-4 over the Louisville Lips.

    Here’s the game day box.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_swbaaa_1

  352. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    champ – nice comment (seriously, I’m not being sarcastic). But I still think it’s very difficult to actually know what really goes on in there.

    As an example, this offseason I read in local paper (Times?) that Alex and Posada were frequently getting together in NY during the offseason. Accurate? Who, besides the two guys, knows for sure.

    But for sure, all I’ve read agrees with your last paragraph. Makes it easier to root for, instead of the Kevin Brown and Sheffield types.

  353. Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    “…I’ve never had a ham and cheese sandwich in my life;”

    ??????

    Seriously Betsy?

  354. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    The RedSux will not make the playoffs this season.

    Barring injury the Yanks and Tampa will be duking it out for the division all season long with the loser taking the wild card.

    the talent level and athleticism on both the Yanks and Rays roster is far superior to that of tha RedSux.

    What’s scary is that both the Yanks and the Rays have depth at the AAA levels as well just in case and the RedSux don’t unless you’re a believer in the likes of the Darnell McDonalds.

    I’ll go with a guy like Desmond Jennings or arms like Jeremy Hellickson or even Eduardo Nunez and Juan Miranda personally

  355. Terry from NH April 28th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Canadians take the Caps out in Game 7!

  356. Carl April 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    kinda sad about what has happened to Joba

  357. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Referees took the Caps out in Game 7.

    That wasnt the correct call in 1999, nevermind 2010.

    Either its a goalie interference penalty or a goal….

    you cant have it both ways….no penalty and no goal.

    that referee knew exactly what he was doing.

  358. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I was going to get the Arroz Con Pollo ’til I read here that Javy is gutless and was born with the NL pitcher gene. Maybe I should have paid it forward.

  359. Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Actually, Forget I said that Betsy. I remember.

  360. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 9:44 pm
    “…I’ve never had a ham and cheese sandwich in my life;”

    ??????

    Seriously Betsy?
    **************

    I live a block away from a Glatt Kosher Subway. You can bet they don’t serve ham and cheese there

  361. paul c April 28th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Joe brings CC back into the 8th with 99 pitches, and he walks the 1st batter, 111 pitches Why Joe? Thank you Joba!

  362. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    nice joba

  363. CR9 April 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    nearly every game, referees have an impact, when is the time going to come for some sort of consequences for them…suspensions?

    they never cease to hurt some team…

  364. Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    GB – looks like Nova just had the one bad inning.

  365. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Good point. Javy is probably way to soft for that kind of flavor.

    Would be too taxing to his fragile make up.

  366. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Bronx Jeers, not that I’m kosher or anything, but I never liked or disliked ham. I’ve never gone out of my way to eat or avoid it…..

  367. Tom D April 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Not a good outing for CC – 13 baserunners in 7 innings

    Have to hope he improves as the season progresses.

  368. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Erica, I’m not kosher – I eat bacon and pork. For sandwiches though, I eat salami or turkey.

  369. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    from 1-25 Bets the Yanks are better than Tampa as you can’t even compare the two infields…we are a much stronger team up the middle and our late game relief is much better as well.

    Tampa has an arsenal of young gunslingers for a ‘ro and that is their greatest strength besides the incredible athleticism and youth they possess which will make them a tough out this season.

    I can completely see us vs. the Rays in the ALCS this year with the winner being the WS faves..

  370. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Nick, :) at the NL gene

  371. CB April 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Carl-

    I watched some clips of him throwing down in AAA from 2007 a few weeks ago.

    The differences were really hard to get over. Hard to recogize the same guy out on the mound.

  372. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    For Trenton, DeLaRosa got wacked around again, losing to NH 4-1.

    Pendleton pitched very well, Laird had a hit, but, Romine continues to provide offense going 2-3 with an RBI. Brewer and Adams had hits, too.

    Here’s the box

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_treaax_1

  373. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:50 pm
    Erica, I’m not kosher – I eat bacon and pork. For sandwiches though, I eat salami or turkey.
    ************

    I didn’t think you were kosher. But I know people that still don’t mix meat and dairy

  374. Benny Blanco April 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Cervill gets a hit every single game…

  375. RalphieD (OPPC) April 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “Not a good outing for CC – 13 baserunners in 7 innings

    Have to hope he improves as the season progresses.”

    yea hes got to drop that 3.12 era of his too…thats unacceptably high :x

    /sarcasm

  376. Paul T April 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Bard strikes out the side in the 8th inning

    Red Sox can get away with not scoring many runs because of how much pitching they have.

    Buchholz/Lester shut them down the last 2 days.

  377. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Champ, it’s just not in my nature to be that confident about the Yankees. I have great faith in them, no doubt, but I also respect other teams. The Yankees have bigger names, but do they have the better team? We’ll see – I’m not overly sold on our pitching. A lot depends on if Andy can pitch like this the whole season and, obviously, Javy.

  378. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Joe from Long Island April 28th, 2010 at 9:48 pm
    GB – looks like Nova just had the one bad inning.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Yeah, but, he was the cause of his own troubles with a walk and two misplayed bunts by him.

  379. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Erica, I agree that most don’t mix meat and dairy. I wouldn’t have, say, milk with steak, but a hamburger with shake? Absolutely!

  380. Anthony April 28th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    One issue of concern all season will be Granderson’s lack of production. He is a super frustrating player to watch. His outs are awful against lefties especially and he swings and misses way too often.

  381. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Granderson is not a player to be concerned about; why is it that every player that goes into a slump is someone to be concerned about? He’s not frustrating to me….

  382. teddy gbu April 28th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    hello mitre, mo get ready

  383. Jim The VT Yankeefan April 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Jeter is two hits away from catching Griffey Jr for most hits among active players. He needs 1 more to tie Andre Dawson for 46th all time.

  384. Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Erica,

    One should avoid Subway shops anyway unless absolutely necessary. There’s plenty of good mom & pop shops in NYC, L I etc.

    Betsy,

    I thought you were kosher. Never tried ham huh? How about a BLT?

  385. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    tampa yanks lost 5-2. Danny Kapala pitched well as a starter again, without much offensive help.

    here’s the box score

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....a_tbyafa_1

  386. Yanks 127 April 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    That AB against the below-average LOOGY Will Ohman is exactly why we can’t bat him 2nd if NJ continues to struggle – he is just too easy of an out against lefties.

    You might as well put Swisher there. Maybe even Gardner.

  387. Anthony April 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Betsy, he doesn’t concern you? He couldn’t hit lefties last year and his trend this year has continued. He doesn’t even seem comfortable swinging against lefties – they all seem to overpower him.

  388. pat April 28th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    “Alex and Posada were frequently getting together in NY during the offseason. Accurate? Who, besides the two guys, knows for sure.”

    Me. It was in FL not NY.

  389. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 9:58 pm
    Erica,

    One should avoid Subway shops anyway unless absolutely necessary. There’s plenty of good mom & pop shops in NYC, L I etc.

    ***********

    I never eat Subway. I only eat Boars Head cold cuts. I am very particular about my deli meat. LOL

  390. Paul T April 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Joe put Mitre in the game so that MO could get work… he wanted to get him a save opportunity!

  391. champ809 April 28th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    The Cards have a nice nucleus to contend with for the next 4-5 years.

    Colby Rasmus looks like he’s breakingout and will establish himself as an perennial all star beginning this season.

    I’ve been a Jaime Garcia fan for the last 3-4years and think that he’s the real deal as well.

    with Carpenter,Wainwright and Garcia at the top of the ‘ro and the offense being held down by Pujols, Holliday, Rasmus, Molina and Freese they’ve got a solid foundation to add to.

    If you look around the league right there are some very exciting young players breaking in that are the next Jeter’s and ARods and Griffeys and Randys and such in the game.

    good stuff.

  392. CB April 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Curtis Granderson made the all start team last year.

    Only the yankees could have such “production problems.”

  393. LGY April 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Betsy – Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Champ, I think you’re wrong about Alex, but let’s not get into that debate again.

    Joe has no faith in his pen if CC is coming out…

    ————————————

    I as well very much disagree with champ’s analysis, especially about the core 4.

    On the pen thing…

    It seems that Joe is making a concerted effort to build his SP up to 110 pitches. That seems to be the magic number right now. You have to remember also that CC had to shortened outings in his previous 2 starts where he did not even break 100 pitches. I believe that his is motive and not lack of trust in the BP.

  394. blake April 28th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    “Joe put Mitre in the game so that MO could get work… he wanted to get him a save opportunity!”

    not so much.

  395. CB April 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Mitre is throwing the ball very well tonight. His stuff looks good.

  396. O*Line April 28th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Granderson has never been able to hit lefties, just have to live with it.

  397. blake April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    nice job by Mitre. 3 ground balls, 1-2-3 9th.

  398. Nick in SF April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Mitre! Is he sending a message about the name of Mitre DeathWatch 6.00???

  399. Don April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    The season is saved!

  400. Bronx Jeers April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Mitre looked good considering he hasn’t pitched in a while.

  401. chic April 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    awh Sergio !

  402. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Bronx, I have tried ham, but as a deli/sandwich meat? I’ve never really committed to it. I do love prosciutto, though – so I guess I have high class tastes, lol. I eat bacon – I don’t eat BLTs a lot, though.

    I hate fast food, but I love Subway. I created m.y own special sandwich: turkey on flat bread with lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeno peppers (with chipotle sauce)…. I eat it with Ranch flavored Doritos and lots of water!

    Granderson has been ok against lefties, Anthony; he’s just in a slump. He’s a terrific player; were you concerned when he got off to the great start? I am quite concerned about Nick because he really seems to just want to walk

  403. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    An ugly end to the Charleston game, blowing another win for Shaefer hall. The bullpen and defense coughed up 6 runs.

    higashioka had 3 hits and Mack and Paredes had two hits.

    Here’s the box of a 7-5 loss.

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....x_crdafx_1

  404. Betsy - Hughes rules (pleading the Fifth) April 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Mitre has the winner gene!

    LGY, Alex and Derek are good/very good friends; it’s been obvious for a long time. I have no idea what relationship he has with the other core players, but in life, you don’t get along with people the same. That is, some you get along better with than others…..I’m sure that’s the same for everyone in that clubhouse.

  405. CB April 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Ok. They win tomorrow and they take yet another series. That would be a great way to close out a tough west coast road trip that has already gone well.

    They’re 13-7. They’ve only played 6 games at home.

    And Mark Teixeira hasn’t gotten going yet.

  406. Erica - always OPPC - Sesame Street Mafia and GTLU supporter April 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  407. The Big City of Dreams April 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Carl April 28th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    kinda sad about what has happened to Joba
    ———————————————-

    sad in what way the pro pen crowd believe he’s been pretty good this yr.

  408. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Even with the yankees winning, the trolls float in from the sewers. They sure have been spawning a weak batch of trolls this year.

  409. ... April 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Perhaps the Yankees should fund private gene therapy research to get spread that winner gene around

  410. lori April 28th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Boston has is 7-2 since 4/20. Time to let go of the fantasy that they’re not a factor.

  411. Frank & Beans April 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Any one wanna bet me that Jeter wont reach 3000 this yr?

  412. GreenBeret7 April 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    If you look around the league right there are some very exciting young players breaking in that are the next Jeter’s and ARods and Griffeys and Randys and such in the game.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    There isn’t a shortstop in baseball at any level that projects to be a Jeter……much less a Rodriguez or or a center fielder as the next Griffey.

  413. gfd April 28th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Man how things change in a week. The NL East is now lead by the NYM it was a virtual three way tie before. Philly should have kept Lee

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